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James Brumley

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.

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March 2019

10 Companies With New or Improved Stock Buybacks in 2019

Stock buybacks crashed through the ceiling in 2018. Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index alone announced plans to repurchase almost $1 trillion in shares – a tactic that not only makes ...

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March 2019

9 Great Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy

Dividend growth rarely goes out of style, but sometimes investors need a little reminder about the importance of stocks that consistently and generously raise their payouts. The most recent refresher ...

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March 2019

The 10 Best (And 10 Worst) Stocks of This 10-Year Bull Market

This bull market, after breaking longevity records in August of last year, is about to celebrate its 10th birthday. The current run, which started from the market low on March 9, 2009, has lifted the Standard ...

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Stock Watch
February 2019

Walmart (WMT) Has Found a Winning Formula

The mega-retailer's fourth-quarter results show strong brick-and-mortar performance, still-explosive e-commerce expansion

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February 2019

15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren’t as prolific as the market’s best-known companies, nor as exciting as nimble newcomers. Rather, mid-caps – typically between $2 billion and $10 billion in market capitalization ...

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February 2019

2019's Most Surprisingly Hot Stocks

The market is off to one of its strongest starts in decades. And although 2019 got rolling with an advantage – coming off the worst December performance in ages – the rally doesn’t look terribly ...

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January 2019

10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Not that 2018 was a stellar year for growth companies, but it was downright miserable for value stocks. Using a pair of popular funds as proxies, growth stocks finished last year 4.5% in the hole … but ...

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January 2019

7 Companies Getting Hit by the Government Shutdown

The partial U.S. government shutdown is now into its fourth week, making it the longest-ever political standoff of its kind. While critical functions such as defense and mail delivery still are operating, ...

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December 2018

10 Potential Investing Land Mines to Avoid in 2019

There’s never a shortage of ways to put your money to work. Something is always making forward progress – even if it’s at the expense of other investment options. But steering clear of a particular ...

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December 2018

12 Stocks You Should Never Sell

Hopping in and out of stocks tends to do more harm than good to your portfolio. Fortunately, most of the time, investors are content to sit back and let time do the heavy lifting. Every now and then, ...

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November 2018

12 Blue-Chip Growth Stocks With Red-Hot Estimates

Much of the market was shelled in October and November – even no-doubt blue chips that typically can take a beating. But the economic undertow still is mostly pointed in the right direction. Economic ...

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November 2018

5 Dow Stocks to Sell (And 2 to Buy)

Most stocks have been thoroughly shaken and stirred since early October, and a long-overdue corrective move finally took shape. Not even the bluest of the blue chips have been immune. The Dow Jones Industrial ...

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October 2018

7 Great Companies You Could Buy If You Win Mega Millions

Most people have already mapped out their spending plans for a Mega Millions jackpot they’ll never actually win. Visions of big boats, sports cars and luxurious houses can become reality just by picking ...

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October 2018

What Happens When a Retailer Goes Bankrupt?

Just when it looked like the so-called retail apocalypse was all the way in the rearview mirror, it managed to claim another victim. A long-beleaguered Sears Holdings (SHLDQ, $0.40) finally was forced ...

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October 2018

12 Vulnerable Stocks to Watch on Market-Wide Weakness

Several companies that have been red-hot over the past few months have suddenly become stocks to watch for all the wrong reasons. Stocks do suffer setbacks from time to time. Too many investors have ...

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October 2018

5 "Warren Buffett Stocks" That Might Not Be His Ideas

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors (if not the most) of all time, and chief stock-picker for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). Since assembling the group of companies that would eventually ...

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October 2018

12 Large-Cap Stocks With Must-Watch Q3 Earnings Reports

The third-quarter earnings season is upon us. Alcoa (AA), which used to be the unofficial harbinger of the season, will post its Q3 results on Oct. 17 … but a handful of big-name large-cap stocks will ...

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